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Travis Frederick | Center | #72

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (31) / DAL
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The Cowboys will exercise C Travis Frederick's fifth-year team option for 2017.
The no-brainer move means Frederick will be due $8.8 million in 2017 after making $1.34 million this season. Options are guaranteed for injury only, but this is not a Robert Griffin III situation. Absent a long-term deal, Frederick will play out 2017 at his option year price. Frederick has been one of the league's top centers since the day he became the No. 31 overall pick of the 2013 draft. Apr 21 - 4:11 PM

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Second-year C Travis Frederick will be given more pre-snap responsibilities this season.

The Cowboys relied on Tony Romo to make protection calls last season, but Frederick hopes to take on that responsibility this year. That should allow Romo to focus more on the opposing coverage pre-snap. The Cowboys' offensive line has a shot to be one of the best this season.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 12:52:00 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed that first-round pick Travis Frederick will open training camp at center.

Frederick could still be moved to guard, but will stay at center for now after working there with the first-team offense during OTAs. The Cowboys could ultimately be forced to demote middling RG Mackenzy Bernadeau from the starting lineup, who missed all of minicamp due to offseason shoulder surgery.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 07:47:00 PM

The Cowboys haven't ruled out moving first-round pick Travis Frederick to guard.

Frederick worked as the first-team center throughout OTAs, but could be an option at right guard if it proves a better fit. The Cowboys could then start Phil Costa at center. Mackenzy Bernadeau remains the right guard favorite, but is coming off shoulder surgery and struggled in pass protection last year.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 07:02:00 PM

Cowboys signed No. 31 overall pick C Travis Frederick to a four-year contract.

As is the case with all first-round picks, Frederick's deal includes a fifth-year team option. Widely viewed as one of the draft's bigger reaches, Frederick ran with the first-team offense all offseason after owner Jerry Jones exclaimed in April that he "will start." Frederick lacks elite athleticism, but stands in at a powerful 6-foot-4, 312 pounds. He should at least be an upgrade on the Phil Costa/Ryan Cook merry-go-round.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Cowboys OC Bill Callahan came away impressed with first-round C Travis Frederick's spring.

"One of the traits that we identified early was his ability to communicate, his retention of the system, his ability to communicate it out," Callahan said. Coach Jason Garrett agrees. "For a young guy, he really seems to grasp what we’re trying to get accomplished in a short period of time." Frederick is locked into a starting job.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 12:23:00 PM

First-round C Travis Frederick is running with the starters in Cowboys OTAs.

Owner Jerry Jones is handing Frederick the job, which is unusual even for top-ten picks. Frederick was the No. 31 selection in last month's draft. Typically, the charade of "competition" is carried out through at least minicamp. Labeled a "reach" by most draftniks and league insiders, Frederick will be on the spot as a rookie.
Tue, May 21, 2013 01:27:00 PM

The Cowboys' goal is to make No. 31 overall pick Travis Frederick the starting center as a rookie.

Frederick will "compete" with Phil Costa and Ryan Cook, but owner/GM Jerry Jones has already stated that the rookie will immediately be a starter. Aside from LT Tyron Smith, the Cowboys' offensive line was a disaster last season. Both guard spots and right tackle are up for grabs in training camp.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sat, May 18, 2013 03:34:00 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder polled five NFL teams about Cowboys first-round G/C Travis Frederick, and none of them gave him a first-round grade.

None of them even considered Frederick a quality second-day prospect. One club had Frederick in the fourth round, two more had him as a fifth-rounder, one had him in the sixth round, and the final club graded Frederick as a "borderline" sixth- to seventh-round pick. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has already committed to starting Frederick as a rookie, probably at center or right guard.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 06:46:00 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says first-round pick G/C Travis Frederick "will start" as a rookie.

Way to add integrity to coach Jason Garrett's camp competitions, Jer. "I had hoped we could come out of this thing with a legitimate starter, a legitimate starter, and he will start," Jones said. "He will start. First-rounder and not starting? I know coach wants there to be competition and should be, and we all know that’s the way it is." The Cowboys have perhaps the league's worst interior line, so it shouldn't be hard to find Frederick a starting job.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Cowboys selected G/C Travis Frederick with the No. 31 overall draft pick.

Frederick (6-foot-3 5/8, 312) entered the draft following his redshirt junior season after making 31 starts for the Badgers, 13 at left guard and 18 at center. He played center in 2012. Despite sub-par athleticism, Frederick is a heady (34 Wonderlic score), powerful phone-booth blocker whom ex-Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema deemed "pound for pound one of the strongest (players) I've ever coached." Assuming C Phil Costa's health holds up, we would anticipate Frederick starting at right guard as a rookie.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 11:38:00 PM

Wisconsin C Travis Frederick ran forty times of 5.60 and 5.50 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Frederick's Combine showing has been a disappointment, as he also managed only 21 reps on the bench press. It's no secret that he lacks top-end athleticism, but Frederick has yet to shine in any drills. He's still a good enough football player to warrant second-day draft consideration from power-blocking teams.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Wisconsin C Travis Frederick managed only 21 reps of 225 pounds on the bench at the Combine.

Frederick's 33-inch arms are relatively long for a pure interior lineman, but the bench-press rep total is still on the disappointing side. Frederick is expected to be a day-two pick, coming from the terrific Wisconsin O-Line pipeline.
Source: NFL.com
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 05:54:00 PM

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QB1Tony Romo
2Kellen Moore
3Dak Prescott
4Jameill Showers
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3Alfred Morris
4Darius Jackson
5Lance Dunbar
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Devin Street
4Rodney Smith
5Andy Jones
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Vince Mayle
4Lucky Whitehead
5Chris Brown
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Gavin Escobar
4Geoff Swaim
5Rico Gathers
LT1Tyron Smith
LG1La'El Collins
2Ronald Leary
3Boston Stiverson
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
3Jake Brendel
RG1Zack Martin
2Jared Smith
RT1Doug Free
2Chaz Green
3Darryl Baldwin
4Ryan Mack
K1Dan Bailey
2Matt Wile